New York Stays Firm on Limits to Utility Owning Distributed Energy Resources

How much should utilities – with their guaranteed rates of return – be allowed to compete in the emerging market for microgrids, energy storage and other distributed energy resources? The question is a big one, especially in restructured states, where utilities years ago were barred from owning power plants so that a competitive market could … [Read more...]

Don’t Wait. Get Going Now on Microgrids and Distributed Energy, say NY Regulators

Yes, the wheels of government turn slowly. But not in New York. Not this time. State regulators called on utilities and other stakeholders late last week to get to work now on microgrids and distributed energy demonstrations, rather than wait for final rules in its Reforming the Energy Vision, or REV process. REV promises to decentralize the … [Read more...]